Liberia President George Weah has sacked Cooper Kruah a few days after the telecommunications minister attended an opposition event.
Mr Kruah is said to have gone to the opposition Unity Party political rally last Friday where it named its presidential running-mate ahead of October’s general elections.
The move angered senior members of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) party, who demanded the minister to be dropped from government.
President Weah has nominated Worlea-Saywah Dunah, a veteran public servant, to replace him. His nomination – announced on Monday evening – is awaiting the senate’s approval.
The elections are expected to be hotly contested with the incumbent facing strong challenges from the Unity Party’s Joseph Boaka and Alexander Cummings of the Collaborating Political Parties.